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Co-Teaching "Train-the-Trainer" Workshops


You are receiving this email because you have attended a workshop or expressed interest in the co-teaching model of student teaching developed and studied at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. To date we have shared the Co-Teaching Train-the-Trainer model and workshop with teams from over 95 teacher preparation institutions across the country. We would like to inform you of two upcoming co-teaching "Train-the-Trainer" workshops. The first will be held in Minneapolis, MN on September 22 & 23, 2011; a second is planned for November 3 & 4, 2011 in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Both of these workshops are enrollment based. There must be a minimum of 20 participants enrolled for the workshop(s) to go. If you're interested please register but don't make your travel arrangements until minimum enrollment is confirmed (we'll let those enrolled know when this occurs).

The train the trainer workshop provides information on both the quantitative and qualitative data gathered on co-teaching; helps participants identify key personnel, learn ways to secure university and district buy-in, discover the essential elements of a co-teaching workshops, gain knowledge of co-teaching and co-planning strategies, identify ways to support university supervisors, and much more!

We encourage colleges and universities to participate as a team - preferably with 3-5 colleagues so that they can discuss adaptations, modifications, changes, and implications in their own program. A team also provides support as participants return to their institution and begin to implement co-teaching in their own program.

Cost for the train the trainer workshop is $500.00/person. When you bring three or more participants (from the same institution) the cost is $450.00/person. Current Renaissance Group (TRG) members are $450.00/person; and when enrolling three or more participants from the same Renaissance Institution the cost is $400.00/person. Costs includes the two day workshop, all materials and lunch each day.

The link to registration for the Minneapolis training is:

The link to register for the California training is:

If you cannot attend either of these trainings but would like to discuss upcoming workshops, please contact Teresa Washut Heck at or Nancy Bacharach at

If you have already attended the co-teaching train the trainer workshop but find you'd like to have others at your institution trained - please encourage them to join us. If you know of others who might be interested in learning more about co-teaching in student teaching, please forward this information to them.

Teresa and Nancy

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